Featured Archive items

The Archive holds a wealth of material about the people, productions and origins of our world-renowned opera house. There are many items which reflect on key periods of our history, this section showcases a few of our favourite archive items.

1952 programme book

For the Archive, these books provide a wonderful record of Glyndebourne’s preformance history, the people and personalities involved in the organisation, and the social and historical context of the Festival.

Where the Wild Things Are

A trip into the Glyndebourne Archive reveals a wondrous operatic version of the classic children's book by Maurice Sendak, premiered by the Glyndebourne Touring Opera at the National Theatre in London in January 1984.